After the Wedding Reviews

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October 7, 2019
This is the second time we've watched this cinematic wedding and followed its aftermath, and if Freundlich's film conveys a message of any sort, it's that twice is sometimes once too many.
September 6, 2019
It would have gone down better, had the film been honest about what it was up to right from the beginning rather than trying to hide its intentions behind a veneer of social responsibility.
September 5, 2019
After the Wedding defeats Moore, yet she gives this stodgy adoption-melodrama a good fight, with sudden surprising moves and pivots.
September 4, 2019
In 'After the Wedding," the crux of the dilemmas being presented feel unimportant and unrewarding because we couldn't care less about these characters.
September 1, 2019
Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams are versatile, talented actresses which is why it's a shame that they're saddled with this moody, highly improbably melodrama.
August 30, 2019
This thing is a slog, a ponderous, self-important "prestige" drama whose overwrought histrionics never approach anything resembling actual human emotion.
August 30, 2019
Dripping with melodrama, After the Wedding doesn't quite work on any level, and the twists constantly make you realize that you are watching a movie.
August 30, 2019
Character judgments aside, "After the Wedding" wants emotional fireworks but comes up with duds.
August 30, 2019
Two of our best actresses never develop the on-screen sparks together that we're expecting - that, indeed, would seem the entire point of making the movie in the first place.
August 30, 2019
As we reach the conclusion of After the Wedding, the end of the film seems to have lost touch with the beginning.
August 30, 2019
At times I really enjoyed it, but when it all came down, I felt a little empty.
August 30, 2019
Quinn and Williams almost make "Wedding" worth seeing, but it's not enough to save a film that feels more like a second rate soap opera than a quality family drama.
August 30, 2019
"After the Wedding" has a way of getting lost in its own drama and losing the interest of the audience in the process.
August 29, 2019
We're left with an odd and unfortunate combination of too much, too little, too slow.
August 29, 2019
After the Wedding offers the spectacle of fine performances in an uphill battle against melodramatic drek.
August 29, 2019
There's a clumsiness here, a succession of setups and awkward payoffs that are so on-the-nose, so cringe-inducingly earnest, that it's hard not to laugh.
August 28, 2019
Despite earning nine career Oscar nominations and one win between them, actors Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore are bogged down by the film's lethargic storytelling, not to mention a narrative brimming with artificial family melodrama.
August 27, 2019
Despite the earnest intentions in how the film works through its melodramatic twists and turns, while touching on notions of regret, fulfillment, and life decisions, there won't be many bouquets tossed for After the Wedding.
August 23, 2019
The movie's biggest issue blooms from its core: it doesn't seem to know what kind of movie it wants to be.
August 23, 2019
For a supposed tearjerker, this film is so tone-deaf my guess is there won't be a wet eye in the house.
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